Monthly Archives: January 2009


Permalink to India of my dreams

India of my dreams

India where secularity yields no commotions

India where solidarity bridles our emotions

India where integrity intensify our passion

India where humanity persists as our notion

 

India where youth strive but not strike

India where revolutions revive but not rebuke

India where kids are in schools but not in streets

India where religion teaches but not tortures

 

India where rivers are shared but not soiled

India where bridges are renewed but not ruined

India where mountains protect but not divide

India where roads are broadened but not pumped

 

India where economy is improved and empowered

India where education is available and affordable

India where men and women are in equal status

India where we are aware of our rights and duties

 

‘Unity in Diversity’ is India’s specialty; its axis

But now a curse, a hurdle in our path of progress

Beware of politicians, jokers who juggle to exploit

Let us explode and expedite a timely arousal!

To mould that heavenly India of our dreams


Permalink to A sunny rainy day

A sunny rainy day

  Sun was about to pack off to brighten the other part of the world

To make room for the darkness to creep and wrap the day in his hold

An unusual bustle everywhere, may be the tussle of the blowing wind

Winged Winds sweeping and spraying the dry sands and leaves

Even huge trees swinging to the tune and tempo of the wind

The stormed nature heralding an outpour of the sky with its water show

 

Birds in clusters flying off in haste to reach their shelters in time

Cows pacing to sheds and dogs hiding under some parked vehicles

A frail man fretting in futile to group his goats scattered everywhere

From nearby forest some peacocks howling in their dancing mood

The worried mothers waiting at gates for the kids who went out to play

Everywhere a puzzling panic as if it never rained before

 

The sky is painted into grayish black by the cumulating clouds

Dazzled by the silvery lightning, followed by the roaring thunder

I got out, obsessed by this furious but fantastic show of nature

Looked up at the sky, few drops of water fell on my eyes in response

Then it became massive, the smell of the rain hit land bewitching me

Senses stimulated I got immersed with that exquisite concert of nature

 

 


Permalink to Life in capsules

Life in capsules

Life is now in capsules, so precise and compact

Everything in an array, kept accurate and in tact

Days well planned and even seconds counted

As nights quite shortened even sleep minimized

 

Food in readymade packs, swallowed even in roads

Tinned milk and juices swift killers of thirst and hunger

Hanging in crowded buses or flying in two-wheelers

Plunging into moving trains, to be punctual in office

 

Kids burdened with heavy bags and tough lessons

Early to school and back home late, play time is nil

Some stuffed in hostels sweating with dreams of home

Lacks in nothing but something is missing, indefinable

 

Some live in far-off lands earning to boost their wallet

In touch with dear ones but still mind tastes numbness

Indeed inventions made this world so small and concise

But hearts’ needs cannot be curtailed or compensated

 

Mother’s lap or father’s hug, spouse’s warmth or kids’ kisses

Too precious to part with, too sweet to scorn as silly

Only when we lose we feel the worth of what we had

Only when we gain we feel the worth of what we are

 

Life is just a game, gallop but not grumble when u fail

Life is just a battle, brave it but not baffle when u face

Life is just a dream, live it but not regret when u realise

Life is but a unique gift, careful not to gamble or jumble


Permalink to What is happiness?

What is happiness?

Life is a perpetual pursuit to attain and retain

‘Happiness’ the most blissful mental status,

A serene sensation that springs in our soul

Blooms our heart and radiates the body.

 

Happiness is contagious, let it loose to spread out

As a smile causes thousand smiles to sprout out.

Happiness is music, a sea of nectar to be consumed

It is contentment, a mental harmony in concord

 

Money can buy you pleasures, but not peace

Power can bring you honours, but not grace

Joy of course measures, when shared apiece

Sorrow creeps and crushes, but not demise

 

Happiness is love eternal and enlivened

Happiness is hope kindled and refreshed

Happiness is an unique feeling undefined, but

Happiness doubles and bubbles when shared

 

Our mind is always a wet fertile land

Sow there the seeds of hope, love and peace

Nurture it well with patience and persistence

To reap the harvest of happiness in heaps!!


Permalink to Things to remember

Things to remember

At times we feel totally lethargic and lousy

The whole life seems frivolous and fretted

Ifs and buts creep in, life turns an enigma

A stage so common but has to get through

 

Count what you have, lapses and lacks slowly vanish

Compile your real tune to compose the song of life

Complaint not but be constant in controversies

Confined in passion but concrete in notions

 

Be like a child, carefree and worry-free

Be like a monk, poised and persistent

Be like a lion, fearless and tireless

But try to be yourself, not a replica

 

Easy to give tips but cozy if you really heed

Alone we strain but together we can strive

After all man is a social being, aloof why u remain?

Life is to be lived, so waste not even a breath!!


Permalink to Life mechanised

Life mechanised

Living in an era where

Machines replace manpower

 

Everything electrified

Hands just to switch on and off

 

Here or there; wherever you are

Companioned with mobiles

 

Legs seldom touch the earth

As you float in skies or ride in cars

 

No dragging waits for postman’s bell

Email is just instant and immediate

 

Friendships made so easy and quick

Just a click, you in the midst of options many

 

Less time in kitchen or with sewing machines

Housewives enthralled by the magic box

 

No time or patience for finger calculations

Kids so familiar with calculators

 

Books so heavy and elaborate to peep in

Popped search engines, offers in precise

 

Dusted accounts book are given rest

As spread sheets excel brain’s speed

 

Not only in touch but also in sight

See while you chat with your near ones

 

Inventions are indeed innovative

Lessen the strain though stress still sticks

 

World so small and our vistas so vast

Still our heart aches when it lacks

 

The tender touch of pure love and care

As the world is too busy to hear and heed

 

Still our hearts demand and deplore

Is this only that we really want?

 


Permalink to Aged but young

Aged but young

 In no time she coloured her hair

With no grey hair left to show up

 

Few minutes in beauty parlour

Face glared with no wrinkles

 

Attired in a most modern dress

Her each move so enticing

 

She floated through the street

Brisk and beaming like a damsel

 

Tickles travelled through her body

When amazed eyes stick on her

 

Nothing reminded her of the age

Still feeling so young and lively

 

Entered her office even prior to time

But stunned by the impending sour news

 

Tears rushed, but hushed with strain

One more month to go for her retirement

 

The day dragged on she totally drooped

Drained of life she returned home

 

Her hubby at gate with a blooming face

Courted her to home, so unusual

 

Blinking tears with a blank mind

Never had she felt so weak all through

 

The door opened with a Bang! With

Some soft music so mellowing

 

Her hubby said aloud “It is our first wedding day”,

“But after the thirty fifth” he whispered

 

Now standing beside him in her wedding dress

She was beaming with glowing youth

 

Just hand in hand they walked out

To celebrate the day’s mirth

 

Behind every aged BUT young woman

There stands a man always loving and caring

 


Permalink to We are the moulders

We are the moulders

 Love is eternal

If it is immeasurable

 

Happiness is an illusion

If it can be purchased

 

Intelligence is futile

If it leads to pride

 

Foolishness is bliss

If it keeps us humble

 

Loneliness is fruitful

If it induces to ponder

 

Togetherness turns a curse

If it breeds hatred

 

Music is divine

If it flames our soul

 

Dance is a tonic

If it drives away lethargy

 

Life is like a treasure island

If we explore we get richer

 

Life remains just a fantasy

If we remain just dreamers

 

Life becomes what we opt to make it

Life becomes vacuum once we omit to make it


Permalink to Dreams and realities

Dreams and realities

 In deep depth of our mind

Dreams are kept slumbering

Some of them find light

Many of them die in darkness

 

Never be ashamed of your dreams; without them

Sapless hapless we linger worst than a log lifeless

Dreams are like angels colourful and cherubic

Dreams are like witches too, webs and later ebbs

 

Winged thoughts sometimes fly off bridle less

Exceed all limits and high are its splendours

But at any unpredicted moment have to come down

To feel and face the sour realities in store

 

Life is like a cup of raw rice to be cooked and served

Boil it in the salty water of sweat and wait with hope

In-between add the spices of dreams and fortune

Garnish it with ambition and present it with prayers

 

Fate favours you when you are persistent to win

Fate fails you when you are hesitant to resist

Fate hails you when you are valiant to sustain

Fate conquers you when you are impatient to remain

 


Permalink to Nature’s law

Nature’s law

I saw a garden green and gorgeous

Full of dancing blooms fresh and fragrant

Sat in the midst to flavour the flawless beauty

Induced by the embrace of the scented breeze

A chilly tickle travelled quick from head to toe

I lay on the grassy carpet shadowed by the apple tree

 

Ears sensed a howling whistle: soon eyes captured a lusty bee

From flower to flower he fluttered to flirt and imbibe

Licked the petals soft and sucked the nectar in greed

Seduced blooms succumbing to his winks and whims

Subject are we all, from insects to human

To the nature’s law, better not breach to be in peace

 

Heard a kid’s shrieking cry from somewhere near

In no time a woman in panic rushed from nowhere

Cuddled and pampered the kid with her muddy hand

Clasped the babe close to her drooping bosom

Leaning on the tree she closed her eyes in relish

See the nature’s wonder, mum’s blood turned into milk

 

Something is there beyond our grasp, don’t you agree?

Something is there that binds us together, don’t you feel?

Something is there that always we miss, don’t you hanker?

That something is there within your heart, please look in!!

That something is nothing but Love; please spread out!!

That something is everything in life; please fill it, in and out!!

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